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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that P. King Duckling is a preschool show that contains positive messages about creatively solving problems when things go wrong. Friendship and teamwork are also main themes. There are occasional snarky comments, but most will go over young kids' heads, and those who make them often turn around in the end.
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What's the story?
P. KING DUCKLING is an animated series about a duckling and his friends. P. King Duckling (voiced by Marc Thompson) lives in Hilly Hole and shares time with Wombat (Courtney Shaw) and a pig named Chumpkins (Benjie Randall). P. King likes to try new things and go on adventures, but even his best laid plans go awry. However, with some creative thinking, he and his friends try to find ways to make it work.
Is it any good?
From decorating the Eiffel Tower to upcycling garbage into cutting-edge fashion, this lighthearted Chinese-American series shows how creative thinking can help overcome challenges. It also helps kids learn that working with friends makes the experience easier -- and a lot more fun.
The way the series presents these ideas in the narrative is more entertaining than educational, but it still delivers some positive messages that young kids will pick up on. Overall, P. King Duckling is a fun show that preschoolers can enjoy.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about some of the adventures P. King Duckling embarks on. Why do some of his neighbors insult him for some of the things he does? How does he rise above their comments? Does he have mentors that help him?
What does P. King Duckling teach about friendship?
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